Updated: November 6, 2018 3:59:32 am
Major General Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Monday ordered an investigation into the murder of Pandharkawade Tigrice T1, believed to be responsible for the deaths of several people, to determine whether "there was a halt in the operation" by the state forestry service.
Pointing out that the ideal calm caused the trap of the tigers, he said, "The probe will deal with all issues posed by the Minister of the Union of Manek Gandhi."
This was on the day Rahul Gandhi took advantage of the BJP government for the murder of the Tigers Avni and Interior Minister Harsh Vardhan wounded by saying the government did not need confirmation of the President of Congress.
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar returned the day after criticizing the State Forestry Department at the Ministry for Women's and Children's Development and Maneka Gandhi's Animal Rights activist. Refusing to comment on a series of Manche's tweets about killing animals in Maharashtra's Yavatmal fourth Friday, Mungantiwar said, "If Maneka Gandhi spent 50 pairs to call me, she'd get all the factual details about the death of T1."
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Mungantiwar also asked, "Why did Maneka Gandhi not ask any questions when Shafath Ali Khan killed a tiger at his Pilibhi election unit in 2009? Or why did she shut up for the peasants of the beetle of a forestry officer and recently in Uttar Pradesh, a deadly tiger?"
Maneka tweeted on Sunday: "This is nothing but a real crime case. Despite several demands from many stakeholders, (Sudhir) Mungantiwar, the minister … has issued a warrant for the murder."
Asked about Manek's claims, Fadnavis said the minister of the Union had used "harsh words".
On Monday morning, Rahul Gandhi took the pot shot at the BJP government. Citing Mahatma Gandhi, he was tweeted, "The magnitude of a nation can be judged by the way animals are cherished."
Responding to the barb, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said at the margins of the event, according to the PTI, "The central government does not need confirmation of Rahul Gandhi. The very seriousness, depth and sincerity with which the central government is doing, I think no other previous government has done so."
Asked if his service was looking for a report, Vardhan said, "This is a natural process. Whenever there is an incident, the report comes to the department."
Speaking to journalists in Mumbai, Fadnavis said, according to PTI, "There is no happiness over the killing. The forest has made a decision since killing 13 to 14. There are some doubts as to whether the tiger was first shot and then inserted arrow (soothing) – this aspect will be studied. "
Fadnavis also said: "We are talking about raising tiger populations and conserving wild animals, and unfortunately, such a decision had to be taken. she was shot in self-defense. "-(with PTI inputs)
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